The last couple of days it’s been terribly hard to stay inside. I have a serious Vitamin D deficiency, I think… I just couldn’t make myself go inside and paint until the late afternoon, and then I didn’t get much done. Ahh well, spring fever, I guess. Just like in elementary school.
So the “exorcism” painting I had hoped would be done by this week is not. So, I’ll post this landscape, of a fall scene, ironically, that I finished a few weeks ago. This painting is down at WareHouse Gallery, along with the winter scene posted a few weeks ago and a couple of paintings of the creek. If you haven’t had a chance to go by the gallery yet, you really should. Also, the Lexington Rockbridge Studio tour is coming up the weekend of April 20-21, and WareHouse Gallery; Earth, Fire and Spirit Pottery and Jean Tremmel’s studio are on the route. Let’s hope we don’t have a recurrence of the snow from last week.
As they (who’s “they,” anyway?) say, if you don’t like the weather here, wait 10 minutes. That’s particularly true in March and April, isn’t it? Last week we had 8 inches of snow, yesterday it was 60 degrees and sunny, today it’s blustery and rainy for 10 minutes, then sunny and mild for the next 10. If it doesn’t get warm soon, I’ll need some extra-strength Prozac.
But speaking of changing up, I realized last week that the deadlines for a couple of juried shows are coming up soon (well, one deadline is today…I may have missed that one) and the work I want to enter is not landscape-related. So I spent the week being ill and procrastinating. Then I got up off the couch and finished up this painting, which is as-yet unnamed. I’ll entertain any interesting suggestions for a title. This painting falls into the previously referenced category of “exorcism.” Sorry all you landscape fans. I’ll post another landscape sometime soon.
Jennifer Cox is an artist working in Rockbridge County, VA. She shows her work regionally, sometimes nationally, but not that often. She works in virtual isolation, so if you want to leave a comment, please do! Just try to be kind.